The American Idol finalist is looking forward to doing more projects in the Philippines, her other home country, this year.
There’s much to be expected from Jessica Sanchez this year.
In an interview with Inquirer, the Filipino-American pop star – who has been staying in Manila since the New Year – revealed that she’s not only here to conduct shows, but to work on her Filipino citizenship as well. This goes without saying that fans will probably be seeing more of Jessica from here on out.
Currently, the 23-year-old is signed with Carlo Orosa’s Stages Talent Agency, the same management as her fellow Filipino pride, Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista.
“Since ‘American Idol,’ I’ve consistently been working to stay authentic to myself as an artist. Traveling worldwide to work with many different artists and musicians and create music while building myself as a brand are what have been keeping me busy these days,” she said.
It’s been a busy time for her, indeed. Just in November, Jessica held a self-titled show at the Theater at Solaire, where she had the pleasure to perform alongside no less than the Concert King, Martin Nievera. Prior to this, she also shared the stage with R&B singer Jake Zyrus as his special guest for his ‘Music & Me’ concert back in May, which took place at the Skydome.
Of her Filipino roots, Jessica – whose mother, Editha Sanchez, hails from Samal, Bataan – said that she considers herself very much a Filipino.
“Of course I was born in America, but I still consider myself 100-percent Filipino. I felt very much at home upon arriving in the Philippines. There is so much warmth and love,” she shared.